|Single-use plastics (SUPs)
|Shearwaters on Lord Howe Island
||Plastic pollution killing sea birds
||Shearwaters are dying of starvation because they are eating plastic, mistaking it for food. Warning: images may upset some viewers.
|Beached Az: whale bro, you dead as?
||The Beached Az team take on plastic – we are not sure whether to laugh or cry!
||If you haven’t come across Beached Az before, watch the first episode for context: Beached Az: The Seagull. Ep 1, Series 1
|ABC’s War on Waste
||Litter, SUPs, recycling crisis
||The ABC doco series that shook the nation into more action around SUPs. Series 2 is now on ABC iview.
||Info and campaigns against SUPs
||This website is SUP Central! All you need to know about SUPs and current campaigns is here.
|Clean Up Australia Day
||This is not just one day of the year… Good info and campaigns year round.
|Plastic Free Sutherland Shire, Litter Free Parramatta River, Cooks River Alliance
||These Facebook groups are excellent for those paddling on these rivers, but are also relevant to anyone as there are good ideas and information! Plastic Free Sutherland Shire in particular has good info on alternatives to SUPs, stats about plastic litter, etc.
|Litter Stopper app
||The app we use to record rubbish collected by paddlers
||· Click on Start Clean
· Click on Registered Organisation
· Click on PaddleNSW and again on the next page
· Now follow the instructions – in ‘Enter your location’ enter your Club/group name, there is a chance to pin the exact spot where you did the clean-up later, and to submit photos.
· Any problems, let us know and we can contact the app developer
|Avoid cling wrap – make your own beeswax wraps
|Make your own no-sew shopping bags from old t-shirts
||DIY | NO Sew T-Shirt Bag (SO Easy!!)
||Ditch those “reusable” 15c plastic bags or synthetic “green bags” which still have a limited life and are supporting a plastic economy. Recycle your t-shirts instead!
|Before the Flood
||Before the Flood Full Movie National Geographic
||Climate change activism
||Leonardo Dicaprio goes on a 3 year journey around the world, to document the devastating impacts of climate change on our planet, questions and demands bold action from big political leaders for change.
|Other must-see websites
|Australian Marine Conservation Society
||Plastic pollution, marine protection
||Lots of campaigns, resources and info around protecting our oceans and marine wildlife.
|Ocean Crusaders: school student lessons/activities
||Activities/lessons, plastic pollution, marine protection
||Lessons/activities on marine litter, marine wildlife, coral reefs and more.
|CSIRO environmental articles
||Environmental issues and new environmental innovations
|ABC news – environment
||A range of environmental news.